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Finding Medical Images

  • AnatLine - high resolution (4096 x 2048 x 24 bits) cryosectional color images of human anatomy
  • ASH (American Society of Hematology) Image Bank - comprehensive reference and teaching tool that is widely accessible to physicians and hematology students around the world
  • dermatlas (dermatology digital image resource) - 10,000+ dermatology images from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology - New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology - a visual reference of ophthalmic images
  • DPDx Parasite Image Library - from the Division of Parasitic Diseases (CDC)
  • Epact - scientific instruments of medieval and renaissance Europe
  • Genetic Illustrations - from the Office of Science Education and Outreach; includes glossary and spoken explanations
  • Graphics Gallery - Access Excellence Biotech Applied - series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology
  • HON Media - an unique repository of over 6'800 medical images and videos, pertaining to 1,700 topics and themes
  • Images from the History of Medicine - the Images database is compiled from full text resources at NCBI.
  • NIH Images - provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Public Health Image Library (CDC) - created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures
  • PHOTOSHARE - a service of The INFO Project helping international, non-profit organizations communicate health and development issues through photography
  • STAT!Ref - has two sources for color images of prescription drugs: Mosby's Drug Consultim or USP DI Drug Information for the Health Care Professional. STAT!Ref is restricted to the NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center computer network
  • Tri-Cat Catalog - In Tri-Cat, the library catalog, books which are composed primarily of illustrations have the phrase "pictorial works" as part of their subject heading. To find items on items particular subject that have many illustrations, try a Keyword search. For example: "surgery and pictorial works." See the record for the book American surgery: an illustrated history below: In addition to works which are largely pictorial, many other titles will provide illustrative matter. Books which contain even a few pictures are generally given the designation "ill." or "illus." Color pictures are generally designated "col ill" or "ill (some col.)" Pictures of people are referred to as portraits and are usually designated "ports." See the record for the book This is our work : the legacy of Sir William Osler below:
  • The Whole Brain Atlas - images and videos from the brain
  • Wellcome Images - almost 200,000 images available free of charge